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Club legend Papadopoulos passes away

Club legend Papadopoulos passes away

Thursday, 28 February 2013 3:38 PM

George Papadopoulos is on the far left of this photo

South Melbourne FC is in mourning following the passing of former midfielder and Hall of Fame member George Papadopoulos at the age of 76.

Born in 1936, Papadopoulos spent seven wonderful seasons at the Club from 1960 to 1966. He was a player in South Melbourne Hellas’ inaugural team in 1960 and played his part in the Club’s first ever Championship team that went undefeated in the Metropolitan League 1 North division (now known as State League 1) and easily won promotion into the Victorian State League that year.

The midfielder then went on to play a leading role throughout the 1960s and was a key member of the 1962, 1964, 1965 and 1966 Victorian State League Championships.

Mr Papadopoulos was also the first South player to score a goal in the old Australian Cup competition, a statistic that will always be credited to him in the Club’s history.

South Melbourne FC would like to extend its condolences to Mr Papadopoulos’ family and friends and thank him for the contribution that he made to South Melbourne FC.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday. 

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